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 Well-known artist Sithum Sudhara kills wife just 4 months after marriage ...  then jumps into well!
Well-known artist Sithum Sudhara kills wife just 4 months after marriage ...then jumps into well!

An incident is reported of well-known artist Sudhara Ranjithpriya who became popular having created cover pages of newspaper tabloids and also attractive art pieces under the name Sithum Sudhara had killed his newly-wedded wife in the home itself and had jumped into a well with the intention of committing suicide.

24 year aged Sudhara had entered into marriage last January with a female named Sumudu Jayaratna
aged 27 years. The couple had spent the 4 months of their married life in the midst of serious conflict. The wife had on the evening of the 2nd had lost her life as a result of a blow from a 'dumb-bell' used for physical exercises after some conflict.

This attack has been made at approximately 7 in the night and the victim who sustained injuries having been admitted to Wathupitiwela Basic Hospital had breathed her last, police say. Deceased Sumudu had been living in Mawanella area. After dealing a blow on the wife, the husband had jumped into the well in the garden in order to put an end to his life when people in the area had intervened and taken him out of the well. Later, Veyangoda police had taken the suspect-husband into custody.

Crime investigating officers of Gampaha had arrived at the scene concerned and conducted relevant inquiries after which the suspect was produced before Atthanagalla Magistrate Court and Magistrate Mr. Dinesh Lakmal ordered that the suspect be remanded till next 16th. The post-mortem of the deceased is to be conducted at Ragama General Hospital.

Suspect Sithum Sudhara is the son of Ranmuthugala Ranjithpriya who won a name having engaged in art-work for newspapers and the former had incidentally had given up his schooling and chosen batik work and he had engaged in art activities only as a side-line. Though their marriage had taken place after a long romance, even from the day of marriage there had been conflicts between the two of them, it is understood.

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